Univers 45

7/Nov/11

In 1954, Adrian Frutiger created the font Univers (pronounced “univair”).  It was released into the wild in 1957 by Deberny & Peignot in Paris. Univers is part of the sans serif family and is quite similar to the typeface Akzidenz Grotesk, the Univers family has 44 members:

with 16 uniquely numbered weight, width, position combinations. 20 fonts have oblique positions. 8 fonts support Central European character set. 8 support Cyrillic character set.

The typeface has been redesigned by Frutiger and Linotype, thus renaming the type Linotype Univers, which has 63 variations, the new family included Ultra Light and Extended Heavy.

Univers 45 Light and  Univers 65 bold oblique.

I like this typeface because of the same reasons as Akzidenz Grotesk, the typeface is more delicate and has more character than Helvetica.

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